The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 109 98 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.047% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.051% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £175 £133
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +32.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.75 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.63 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +0.92%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2116 1946 1901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.93% 91.23% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1022 873
Average daily rate £350 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 147 192
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician across the West Midlands region.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician across the West Midlands region.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Technician
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) iPhone
3 1 (16.67%) iPad
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory